Racing Programs at KB

NEWS:

12/17/19

KB will be opening Friday, most likely in the early afternoon. If you need to get your pass picture or pick up your pass you should give yourself extra time if you will be doing so Friday or Saturday this week. We will offer training for Race Team members on Saturday from 11 to 2pm. We expect to have Coal Chute, Twister and Holly open and will find space for Slalom training for those who will be attending the Christmas Slaloms at Brantling on Sunday. This is a U16/19 Sports Page Cup race. We will have coaching staff at the event.

 

  • Christmas Camp Schedule

ALL KB RACE AND CLUB TEAM MEMBERS

Friday Dec 27th – through Tuesday December 31st. Arrival at 9am, on snow at 9:30 am. We will be at Central for camp and will move into the lower team room on the 27th. Coaches will meet with athletes at 9:30 am on the sundeck in front of Willies, You will see our race team banner in place.

On the first day we will do a baseline assessment with all skiers except the experienced 16s/19s. Groups will begin with drills. Skiers with races coming up (u14 and older) on the 31st will begin gate training as soon as possible. Plan on slalom sets the first few days as the crowds will limit our ability to run GS.

Please be sure that young athletes are prepared with warm cloths, arrangements for lunch and equipment that is in good fit and working order. Check that new skis and boots etc. are set up properly to avoid any delays in the morning as we get going.

Send any questions to me at andy@kbski.com

See you soon!

 

KB Skiers participate in NYSSRA Camps at Gore, Whiteface and Holiday Valley over the first weekend of December. 

Returning racers will begin training at KB on a limited schedule as soon as we open. The program officially begins Dec 27th with the opening of Christmas Camp. Our older skiers have races prior to that date and we will be on snow as soon as possible. 

Upcoming events:

NYSSRA Fundamental Camps (complete)

Report: KB racers U12, U14, U16 and U19 trained the first week of December on excellent snow at Gore, Whiteface and Holiday. The camps focused on athletic skiing with emphasis on balance, rotary and early to the edge transition.

Gold Team (invitational training camp) Dec. 14-17

OPENING DAY, Dec. 20th. Training will be begin for returning KBAC racers. Time tba. 

U16/19  Dec 15,16  GS at Whiteface and SL at Gore. KB will be sending a limited field to this early season points race.

U16/19  Dec 22nd  Christmas Slaloms, Brantling Dec. 22nd

CHRISTMAS CAMP Dec 27 -Dec 31st. 

K.B.A.C. has limited spots remaining for U12 skiers in either our Club Race program or Jr. Race Team. Skiers as young as 6 may participate but must be able to ride the lift and ski blue square terrain confidently. 

INTRODUCTION TO THE KBAC JUNIOR ALPINE RACE TEAM
The Kissing Bridge Athletic Club (KBAC) is a not for profit organization which supports junior ski racing at
Kissing Bridge. This organization engages in various fund-raisers and race support functions. Members are
encouraged to participate. All funds are used to support the Kissing Bridge Jr. Race Program
The Race Team represents the final step in the Kissing Bridge junior development program. It is designed to
take Gate Buster graduates and other junior skiers who possess the necessary skills and guide them down the
road to realizing their potential as skiers and racers. The Kissing Bridge Race Team has a long history of
consistently producing the area’s best skiers. Several have qualified for the US SKI TEAM. Many go on to race
in college; others have become instructors and coaches. The ultimate measure of success is seen in the
development of friendships and a lifelong passion for skiing.
GOALS
Members bring to the team a variety of individual goals. The coaching staff makes every effort to design a
training program that is fun and helps the skier to achieve his or her personal goals. The following are the most
common reasons for becoming a team member:
1. Train for NYSSRA and USSA competition
New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) and the United States Ski Association (USSA) racing bring the
best racers in New York to compete at ski areas across the state. Qualifying racers move on to regional and
national competition.
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All racers must be affiliated with both NYSSRA and USSA to participate in races.
2. Skill Development
Some members choose not to compete at the regional and state level, but instead, join the team to develop their
skills in one of the most successful training programs offered by Kissing Bridge. Many of our club racers go on
to join the Jr. Team and may choose to do so at any time should the head coach agree that they are ready.
ATTENDANCE
Attendance is not mandatory. Each racer and his or her parents should design a ski/training schedule in
accordance with the available times that best balance school, home and other commitments. Team members
often get together to form car pools.
RACING
Team members may participate in a full schedule of races. On hill coaching is provided at each designated race.
Travel arrangements, driving, and off-hill supervision are the joint responsibility of racer parents and the KBAC.
FACILITIES
The race program primarily uses Slalom Run at the North Area for gates training; however, drills and free skiing
may occur throughout the entire ski area. (Training locations will be chosen based on KB events and terrain
availability).
Quad/Double chairs service the racing terrain. All slopes are fully lit to provide night training. Indoor Training
Room, Locker Room and Family Room facilities are located at the North Area.

K.B.A.C. Masters Race Training 

K.B.A.C. is currently working key members of the NYS Masters ski racers to establish a viable adult race/race training program on Thursday evenings. We look to start at our North area in Early to mid January 2020. Details will posted. It is our aim to support an affordable option for adult racers and their families to race and train alongside our Jr. Team. Additional details will be posted soon.

K.B.A.C – Kissing Bridge Athletic Club
Kissing Bridge Hosts K.B.A.C. (KB Athletic Club) KBAC support youth ski racing and training at KB, participating in local, regional and national competitions. KBAC offers programs from beginner to advanced racers starting as young as 7 years. Our Club Race program is available for those just starting out or anyone who does not wish to commit to the competitive travel schedule.

Club Race Training Team
Interested in ski racing, but want to learn the skills necessary before committing to the full K.B.A.C race program? Have a busy schedule but want to add a bit of racing to your winter calendar as well?  If so, our Club Race program is the place for you! Participants will work with K.B.A.C. race coaches to develop and enhance their ski racing skills through different courses, drills, and skill progressions each week. Club Race members will work toward a level of mastery that would allow for a successful transition to the KBAC Race Team or an ability to ski varied slopes and conditions with confidence.

  • Club Race skiers choose the training days that work for you.  Come out two weeknights when K.B.A.C. practices, or come out for one weekend day of training with the team each week.
  • Lunch Break at noon on each day of training
  • Registration includes Christmas Camp (weather permitting)
  • Tuition: $675
  • Includes season pass

If you would like to learn more about any of these programs, please contact Andrew C. Minier, Kissing Bridge Race Director.

andy@kbski.com

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